Man arrested for killing two high school pupils in suspected lovers' tiff

2019-02-02 17:50
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A man is expected to appear in court next week following the killing of two grade 12 Eastern Cape learners on Thursday night.

Captain Namhla Mdleleni said the suspect, aged 27, from Mncuncuzo A/A, was arrested for the brutal killing two teenage girls aged 17 and 18 at their homestead.

The victims both attended Mncuncuzo High School in the area.

Mdleleni said the suspect entered the house and had an argument with one of the girls who is believed to have been his girlfriend.

"He stabbed her several times and the victim died on the scene. The other girl tried to intervene and the suspect charged at her, stabbing her.

"The second girl managed to flee to a nearby house pleading for help. Upon arrival of the police at the house, the second victim was declared dead," said Mdleleni.

Police are investigating a double murder case.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Cofimvaba Magistrates’ Court on Monday

Police cluster commander Brigadier Mirriam Nkombisa condemned the heinous killing of women and also commended police for their swift reaction in arresting the suspects.
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